Firefighters' new smoke chaser

$70,000 grant helps rural fire brigade chase smoke

A rural Marlborough fire brigade has bought a new smoke chaser after their old fire truck kept breaking down on the way to fires.
Koromiko rural fire force

Status quo a possibility

5:00am Education ministry officials say the option of maintaining Blenheim's colleges still remains.

Community's green waste plan

5:00am Okiwi Bay residents have clubbed together to buy or lease a small plot of private land so they can continue to burn their green waste.

Slow start to Xmas rush

With just seven sleeps until the big day, Blenheim businesses are hoping Christmas sales will pick up after a rather slow start.

Blokes to get 'subtle' gift tips

Women are making a list and hoping their partners check it twice to get the perfect Christmas present.

Third time lucky for lost seal pup

A young seal found wandering the streets of Picton last week is relaxing at a Marlborough Sounds resort trying to put on a bit of weight.

Lines firm may sell BOP investment

Marlborough Lines is considering selling its stake in a Bay of Plenty lines company rather than appeal a ruling forbidding it from acquiring more shares.

Mural brightens up pupils' day

Mural featuring Maori mythological guardians has been completed by pupils at Bohally Intermediate School.

Brand tells story of our region

New top cop for Tasman

DOC yet to assess 1080 campaign

The Department of Conservation has completed its "Battle for our Birds" pest control at Mt Stanley, in the Marlborough Sounds, and at the Nelson Lakes National Park.

Bowlers celebrate Christmas spirit

The Christmas spirit prevailed when the Bowls Marlborough Christmas 2x4x2 mixed pairs bowls competition was staged at the Picton and Blenheim greens on Saturday.

Youngsters have fun on the water

The Waikawa Boating Club action in the Marlborough Sounds took on a slightly more social atmosphere on Tuesday evening, and some talented youths got in on the fun too.

Mainland succeed at national tourney

Marlborough pair chosen for U19s

Experience pays off for Sue

Marlborough's Sue Murray struck a blow for the country's older golfers at the women's national interprovincial championships last week.

Land audit a positive step

The amount of productive New Zealand land in foreign hands is about 10 per cent and growing, according to some estimates.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Simple remedy in a digital age

Letters to the editor

Siege puts focus on law

Mark Mitchell, chairman of the committee that scrutinised the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, defended the haste with which submissions were considered.

Digital revamp for Picton Cinema

Picton Cinemas will start showing more mainstream movies this week after a digital upgrade.

Maligned freedom campers defended

Holiday park owners are unfairly labeling freedom campers as dirty, says Caravan Association.

Yealands eyes listing to fund growth

Yealands focus on growth

Winemaking course should yield jobs

Graduates from a new viticulture degree in Blenheim are expected to hit the ground running.

Twister of tongues honoured

Blenheim writer Paula Bayley has been named "author of the month" by a Texas publishing agency.


Sports draws

Draws for sporting events across the region from December 16.

New novel set in Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is the setting for a new novel by Wellington writer Thomas W Devine.

Dancers kept on their toes

Scenes from a classic children's story and a celebration of classical ballet feature in an end-of-year production for a Blenheim dance school.

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